Open Gardens to Support Global Gardens of Peace

Global Gardens of Peace is an Australian charity founded in 2013 by Moira Kelly. The aim of Global Gardens of Peace is to plan, design and deliver gardens to support vulnerable communities around the world. With the philosophy that ‘Gardens are Forever’ GGoP believe that living landscapes provide people with inspiration, healing and growth, and play an important role in rebuilding and uniting these communities. Global Gardens of Peace is an apolitical, non-religious organisation.   To support their work, in conjunction with Open Gardens Victoria there will be two Open Gardens in November.

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November,  57 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn.  For more details see invite here.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, 34 Rannoch Avenue, Mt Eliza.  For more details see invite here.

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Spring is South Gippsland – Korumburra Open Gardens

Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November

The next open garden in the ‘Spring is South Gippsland’ festival is the Korumburra Open Garden Days.   Further information can be found here.

For more details on the Festival check out this link.

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Botanic & Rare Plant Fair : Celebrating Plant Passion

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

Join us at the Observatory Precinct, Melbourne Gardens for a weekend of indulging your passion for plants at the new spring gardening event, the Botanic and Rare Plant Fair, jointly hosted by The Diggers Club, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Melbourne Friends.

Celebrate plants and gardening with plant sales and an extensive panel discussion program.

Stalls – Exclusive opportunity to purchase rare bulbs, seeds, plants, books and artisan gardenware.

Experts– Access to specialist knowledge and tips direct from growers.

Panel discussions – Join in lively debates with industry leaders.

Participate – Stimulate your creativity with hands-on experiences. Children and families most welcome!

Growing Friends Plant Sale – Buy plants propagated from Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Plant creche – Shop all day, use the plant creche: gold coin donation.

Food and Beverage – Treat yourself to a delicious lunch! Piggery Coffee Trailer, Benny Burger and Jardin Tan.

Proceeds from this event assist the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to engage people in rich plant learning and science programs, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing community.

Supported by the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust

For more information and to purchase tickets follow this link: Rare Plant Fair

 

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Rural Women Uncovered – Exposing the Potential of Women in Agriculture

On behalf of the Victorian Farmers Federation you are invited to attend the 2017 Rural Women Uncovered event – exposing the potential of women in agriculture.  Explore your potential and find your voice with Rural Women Uncovered, set against the scenic rolling hills of Creswick, near Ballarat. Enjoy world-class speakers, magnificent food and luxurious accommodation at the RACV Goldfields Resort, Thursday 14th September and Friday 15th September.

We want to empower our rural women and encourage you to have an active voice in government and community decision-making. Your voice is important and this year’s program will inspire and empower you. Reduced accommodation rates and conference packages are available this year.  For further details or to book, please visit http://bit.ly/VFF_RuralWomen.

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Small Business Festival – Women in Business Week Aug 2017

Small Business Festival’s first ever Women In Business Week celebrates and connects female business owners and managers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and rising stars who are shaping the future of business in Victoria.

The Festival runs from 1st Aug – 7th September and the Women in Business Week is from 14th Aug – 20th Aug.

For more info visit this site.

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RBG Cranbourne – Native Seduction Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – Cranbourne is hosting an art exhibition over Winter.  See how Native plants allure and entice their pollinators in a provocative way to preserve their existence. This exhibition showcases the artwork of the talented Cranbourne Friends Botanic Illustrators.

Dates:  Tuesday 1st Aug – Sunday 31st August  9am – 5pm

Where:  Visitor Centre Gallery, Cranbourne Gardens

For more details see here.

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A Horticultural Volunteering Opportunity

HEAPS International Foundation (AUSTRALIA) Ltd is a Charity based in Broome Western Aust, with an affiliate grassroots Non-Government Organisation in Papua New Guinea.  We are seeking an experienced and proficient Horticulturalist who has knowledge and skills in basic building, establishing garden beds, growing vegetables, mulching, composting and building worm farms.

We are currently implementing a floating platform / food garden project for village people who live in stilt houses on the Middle Sepik River PNG. Our organisation requires a voluntary trainer who has an adventurous spirit and is ready for a life time experience. The work is currently planned to commence in August 2017, we will cover the costs for the necessary immunisations, a multiple entry volunteer work visa, flights to and from Wewak East Sepik Province, village accommodation and food.

We require:-

  • Your CV
  • A satisfactory Police History Check Clearance
  • Working with Children (WWC) Clearance
  • Preferably a current passport
  • To be able to meet PNG Visa requirements

Phone – Sue Laird on 0419847936.   Email – heapspng@tpg.com.au

Website is – http://heapspng.com/

 

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A Night to Celebrate Women in Horticulture

SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY 26TH MAY!

EWHA IS ONCE AGAIN HOSTING A FABULOUS SOCIAL EVENT OVERLOOKING THE MELBOURNE SKYLINE.

MINGLE, NETWORK AND LAUGH WITH EACH OTHER.

THIS IS THE NIGHT WOMEN IN HORTICULTURE CAN COME TOGETHER, TO CELEBRATE THEIR CONNECTION AND PASSION AS WOMEN INVOLVED IN THE AUSTRALIAN HORTICULTURAL INDUSTRY.

INVITATIONS TO FOLLOW…………

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Lambley Nursery & Gardens are Open over Easter

Lambley Nursery and Gardens are open every day from 9 to 5 over the Easter holiday period, as they are throughout the year.

The gardens are breathtaking this autumn and a visit is very much encouraged at this time of year. There is no charge to visit the gardens and they encourage visitors to bring a picnic to make the most of the sunny days that are forecast. For those inspired by the gardens to begin a planting of their own, Lambley Nursery have a large range of plants, bulbs and seeds for purchase in addition to those that appear in their printed catalogue.

For more info visit their website:  http://lambley.com.au/


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Roraima Gardens to Open to the Public

Roraima Gardens at Roraima Nursery in Lara comprise nearly 3 acres of display gardens that will be open for the first time on Saturday 29th April.  Combining a unique terrain with innovative landscaping concepts using rocks and industrial artifacts, the gardens will showcase how cacti and succulents can be combined with other plants such as palms and pines to create a beautiful and dramatic garden that is both low in maintenance and requires little water.  For more information on the Nursery and Garden visit their website: www.roraimanursery.com.au

From the 29th of April, the gardens will be open from 9am till 4pm 7 days a week. Entry will be by gold coin donation.

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